The subject matter of this website is Robotech and the three Japanese original series it was adapted from. This website may be enjoyed by audiences of any of these franchises. Fans (fanatics) of any of these franchises are welcome here and will hopefully find a home here. However, in the interest of full disclosure, all the nomenclature utilized by this website is primarily Robotech jargon. Macross and other original terminology will be presented in parentheses. It is hoped viewers of each franchise will extend their trust to the creator of this website as a steward of their goodwill. This website’s contributor holds only the highest regard and deepest respect for the fan bases of all Robotech related media properties.
Definition of Terms
The following is an abridged list of terminology and phrases shared between the franchises. These phrases are defined here to clarify their use in rigorous academic debates.
This website uses the term Macross to refer to the entire Macross franchise. Macross is also a pseudonym for the SDF-1 in the original Japanese series. This website will refrain from referring to the SDF-1 as the Macross.
The phrase Macross Saga is a Robotech term referring to episodes 1 through 36 adapted from the original Japanese animated series Super Dimension Fortress Macross. This website will refrain from using the phrase Macross Saga in any context and will refer to the Macross Saga of Robotech as the first Robotech war.
This website uses the term Robotech to refer to the entire Robotech franchise.
This website uses the abbreviated term SDF Macross to refer to the original Japanese broadcast of Super Dimension Fortress Macross. SDF Macross is also a pseudonym for the SDF-1 in the original Japanese series. This website will refrain from referring to the SDF-1 as the SDF Macross.
The first Robotech war
This website uses the phrase first Robotech war to refer to the Macross Saga of Robotech.
Protoculture (uppercase proper noun)
This website emphasizes the Macross franchise’s Protoculture civilization as a capitalized proper noun in order to distinguish it from its adaptation in the Robotech franchise as the lower case common noun protoculture fuel or energy.
protoculture (lowercase common noun)
This website emphasizes the Robotech franchise’s protoculture fuel or energy as a lowercase common noun in order to distinguish it from its origin as the Macross franchise’s upper case proper noun Protoculture civilization.
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